HKS designs four-resort luxury hotel complex on picturesque coastline of Cap Cana
HKS, Inc. was selected to design the $400m resort ‘Gems of Cap Cana', along the coastline of Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic. The project will be comprised of a four-resort complex consisting of the 200-suite Zoëtry Gems at Cap Cana, 350-suite Secrets Gems at Cap Cana, 350-suite Now Gems at Cap Cana and 200-suite Now Preferred Gems at Cap Cana.
"Our main objective was to design a collection of resorts, all different in character and scale, yet of the same breathe - all belonging in Cap Cana," said Daron Andrus, project designer. "Each resort embraces the spirit of place using local, natural materials and taking cues from the surrounding architecture. We specifically designed each resort with a different guest experience in mind, starting from the arrival point."
He continued: "At one resort, guests will enter a lobby that is grand in scale and more refined in finishes. At another resort, an open-air palapa arcade will transition guests to a collection of small buildings that become the check-in, lobby and dining areas. Each distinctive, luxury resort will capture its own unique identity while sharing amenities and services."
In addition, the four resorts will share The Promenade, which will encompass more than 148,000 sq ft of retail and recreational space, including a 30,677 sq ft convention centre, spa, 20,000 sq ft casino, gourmet restaurants and bars, retail collection, an Explorer's Club for kids and an artists' square. All resort guests will have access to The Promenade. The resort is slated for completion in 2012.